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Trotting for a Cause: MSU’s TK Martin Center to Host ‘Trick or Trot’ Fundraiser

Contact: Aspen Harris

The MSU TK Martin Center for Technology and Disability’s annual “Trick or Trot” fundraiser will return to campus on October 22. (Photo by Megan Bean)

STARKVILLE, Mississippi—The Mississippi State TK Martin Center for Technology and Disability will host its 10th annual “Trick or Trot” fundraising event on October 22.

Open to all ages, participants are encouraged to run, walk or stroll the one-mile loop beginning at the TK Martin Center through campus and back to the facility. Cheer stations will be placed along the loop to encourage participants and distribute candies and other goodies. Child-friendly Halloween costumes are encouraged. On-site registration, games and the party will begin at 9 a.m., with the race at 10 a.m.

Registration for fun run participants and cheer stations is now open in person or at the center Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or online at https://www.ecommerce.msstate.edu/tkmartin/funrun/. All proceeds go to the center’s special needs and elementary school programs. The price for a single participant is $15; the family price for up to five immediate family members is $30; and TKMC students have free admission. Bibs will be provided.

Cheer station organizers have free registration but must have a minimum of five participants to help cheer on children and distribute items such as candy, bubbles, stickers, temporary tattoos or small items of Halloween. Bubble machines, music and small business/organization signs are permitted in stations. Donations from cheer stations are encouraged but not required.

Sponsorship packages are available ranging from $100 to $5,000 and include banner logos, signs and event recognition. To become a sponsor, contact the center at 662-325-1028 for more information.

The TK Martin Center was named in honor of Theodore K. Martin, a former vice president of the university who became a leader in welcoming students with disabilities in 1972. The center was officially named in l Martin honor in 1997 and today offers services and programs such as Assistive Technology, IMPACT Project Early Childhood Special Education, Express Yourself! Art program, dyslexia/reading assistance and psychological/psychoeducational assessments.

To learn more about the TK Martin Center and its services, visit https://www.tkmartin.msstate.edu/.

MSU is the main university in Mississippi, available online at www.msstate.edu.

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